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at a handful of elections that have sent shock waves across america. is this a sharper cut delivered to the white house or something else? new jersey, virginia, two states won easily by the president last year, now in the hands of the gop. they now say that they are fed up with the economy, taxes, and government spending. his last night a sign of things to come? how could impact the president's agenda? in particular his signature issue of health care reform. karl rove is here with clear and simple facts. he is a fox news contributor, former deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. your overall take? >> and nothing in politics moves in a straight line, but if i were a democrat this morning i would be nervous. there is a huge swing away from the democrats and toward republicans. not only in new jersey and virginia, but also in pennsylvania. one year ago president obama won the state in a landslide. looking at it, think about the concept of swinging. votes moved away from the democrats last night and into the republican column. in virginia, 12 points. new jersey, 12 points. pe
: there is were the bank of america may have threatened the government. we will explain. jon: sarah palin, making the rounds on television. what is she now saying about president obama, her family, and her plans for 2012? 0himvoqtupp((- c +dt@!dp;/(hp can your body wash nourish this deeply? the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only new dove has nutriummoisture... which can nourish deep down. new dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. jane: now, your money in the treasury department. a watchdog group is raising questions over the bailout of aig. it is possible that our government over-paid to rescue the insurance giant from collapse, overpaid by billions of dollars. business partners were paid to cancel insurance policies, easing problems. but partners may have been willing to excess -- accept much less. jon: charges the bank of america may have strong armed the government into forking over billions of dollars in taxpayer support. a hearing on the matter is under way right now. we are joined the live by liz on the fox business netwo
is always a reminder of hungry people across america. hustles struggle year-round to put food on the table. so a lot of people are being fed in new york city, an ongoing problem. people across the country are struggling. back to you. shannon: as troops celebrate thanksgiving, many wonder if they should be sent to afghanistan, with holes indicating -- polls indicating that the majority of americans oppose the war. tens of thousands of additional forces could be on the way to the battlefield as the president unveils his strategy tuesday night in a prime-time address from the u.s. military academy at west point, and also, he will be talking about some sort of exit strategy. caroline is live in washington. happy thanksgiving. what can you tell us about this exit strategy? are we talking about an end date, or something more vague? >> plenty of talk about the goals. the white house tells us that the president will make it clear that this is not an open-ended commitment, that certainly being something liberals want to hear. he will also walk us through his decision making process. officials tell
as we gather here this morning, people are gathering all across america not only to express thanks of a grateful nation but to tell stories that demand to be told. there are stories of wars whose names have come to define airas, battles that have echoed throughout history. there are those who sacrificed for a more perfect union, of a grandfather who marched across europe, of a friend who fought in vietnam, of a sister who served in iraq. there are' the stories of generations of americans who left home barely more than boys and girls became men and women and from termed home heroes. and when these americans who had dedicated their lives to defending this country came home, many settled on a life of service choosing to make their entire lives a tour of duty. many chose to live a quiet life trading one uniform and set of responsibilities for another. doctor, engineer, teacher, mom, dad. they bought homes, raised families, built businesses. they built the greatest middle class that the world has ever known. some put away their medals, stayed humble about their service and moved on. som
on extending coverage on everyone in america. it would lower premiums for almost all people with health care insurance, and that is an important point. the congressional budget office has not been able to say the same for any of the democratic proposals. it will also cover pain and suffering, but most importantly, to some, the bill would do nothing to end the practice of insurance companies denying coverage to those individuals who have pre-existing consistent -- conditions. that is an initial look at some of the cbo figures on this. jon: i guess that the democrats are calling this fiction. what do you say about that? >> nancy pelosi is speaking right now at a news conference. we will bring you her comments a little later. but her aid has already told fox news at that republicans cannot be proud of what they have put forward, precisely because of the last element, that the bill does nothing to end the insurance company practice of denying coverage to those citizens with pre-existing conditions. all this is a bit of tilting at windmills, though. jane: new unemployment numbers. 512,000 america
the house has passed? >> i am very concerned about the direction is going to take health care in america. i think it is one giant step towards complete government takeover of health care, and i were at the grassroots of america, where most of the people are, and i heard the word health care reform, and i saw the house passed that bill by a narrow margin, i would think it is going to do a lot of things about keeping costs down, but when you get into that bill, you find out that it is going to have taxes go up. it is going to have big medicare cuts in it. it is going to have premiums going up. all contrary to what i think americans expect when they hear the words "healthcare reform." it does nothing for those things, and worse yet, they say costs $1 trillion. frankly, the only way they get the congressional budget office to score this is they have four of -- four years of tax increases and in six years of programs at the 10 years that the cbo looks ahead, but if you take the years 2013 to 2023, at 10-year window, you find out that this is many times over $1 trillion being spent on health care
to put people to work doing the work that america needs done, but we are also in an era of fiscal constraint, which means we have got to start finding more creative new approaches to financing these projects. so those are the discussions we are going to be having. not just today but in the weeks and months to come. this is my administration's overriding focus, having brought the economy back from the brink. the question is how are we going to make sure that people are getting back to work and able to support their families? it is not going to happen overnight, but we will not rest until we are succeeding in generating the jobs that this economy needs. and i could not ask for a better group of people to bounce ideas off of, and we are going to be soliciting ideas from the private sector, from businesses large and small, from academia, and from all political persuasions. if somebody can show me a strategy that is going to work, then we are happy to consider it. for i want to end by saying this -- we anticipate that we are going to continue to see some job losses in the weeks and mon
it was obtained, the type of defense that will be waged. he is confident the best for america's justice system is to hold them accountable in article 3 courts. gregg: that he does not make the final decision, a judge does. one judge wrote about the real possibility that all the charges could be dismissed by a federal judge because the suspects were subject to procedures that "shocked the conscience clause " which as you know it is the standard for dismissing charges. for that reason alone, shouldn't the cases go to a military commission instead of a federal court? >> clearly, we are going to have to deal with what happens with his detention. we have to. we are an open society. the attorney general is confident he can bring a successful case against the terrorists. he also believes the best way to deal with this is with our judicial system. this is something that we have done before in terrorist cases. we have used our record before to hold terrorists responsible. this is the best way to proceed with the fact that he has. i know there is a lot of second- guessing going on, but let's wait to see
. >> a defense attorney for the family said he learned one thing from the case. if you mess with america's of motions, america will hurt you. essentially, he says richard should not have had to plead guilty to felony, but he had to to save his wife from deportation to japan. this was done as a package deal with the prosecution that also wanted to push mayuni heene on trial for a felony as well. in essence, a package deal. both plead guilty to participating in not hoax. they will learn next week about sentencing. both face the possibility of jail time, 60 days for her, 90 days for him. we will learn more in december. jane: thank you. jon: they are some of the best athletes in the world but they are not even allowed to participate in the winter olympic games. why women cannot jump are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. jane: right now the best athletes in the world are turning for the 2010 winter games. today, though
, e-mail, and social networking sites. jon: well, it is election day on america's election headquarters, and key races are in the hands of voters now. in an early test for obama as a political influence, new jersey and virginia are continuing to choose whether to continue democratic rule. meanwhile, a congressional seat could be picked up by republican in new york state. with us now is bob beckel, and kate is former chairman of the republican party of virginia and with the young americans foundation. bob, i guess you will disagree with my assessment that this is a test of president obama's political clout. you say it is not. why? >> let me take you back four years ago. i will bet you every republican consultant or analyst speech tonight will say that if the republicans do well, this is a reflection of barack obama street exactly four years ago that virginia's results and new jersey's results were democrats won had no effect from the george bush presidency. much ado about nothing. by the way, in virginia, they always seem to elect the governor of the party that does not have
about a couple billion dollar bond, and yet, there is more on the books. while many people in america would ask du why they would askbai, uk because this has been -- many people in america but ask why they care about dubai, you care because of this region slows down, it could knock down growth for many american companies as well as provide another not to the confidence of banks and others in what is already a very tight lending market. there is concern here, and i know investors are hoping it gets a little bit sunnier. yet to be seen. jane: thanks very much. jon: just within the last hour, authorities at the university of washington sent out an e-mail bulletin warning their students and employees that the suspect in the shooting of four police officers could be in the area. this guy, thought to have been seen getting off a bus near the university hospital in seattle, washington. we will have dan springer back with us in just a bit to update us on the search. boss: y'know, geico opened its doors back in 1936 and now we're insuring over 18 million drivers. gecko: quite impressive, yeah.
that the debt crisis in dubai could mean a fragile recovery for the world bank's. gregg: as america's retailers banked on black friday, deep discounts creating a shopper's dream and the crowds are lining up. so with the consumers start spending again? shannon: if you are headed to the gym to work off your thanksgiving feast, we have a new report on exercise and hunger. gregg: this is a fox news alert. the faa is not releasing traffic tapes from the northwest air plan that overflew its destination last month -- airplane that overflew its destination last month. it was a flight that took off from san diego, california, headed for minneapolis. both pilots were suspended. they are appealing the decision and brian wilson is standing by with more emotion. >> we are going to have the audio of these conversations in a short while. we are in the process of finding those sections that are most important to our discretion. in the meantime, we have a transcript of what went on. it paints a picture of air traffic controllers scratching their heads. they lost contact as it was on its way to minneapolis. the
at a military base in america. this is a modest tribute to those who lost their lives, even as many were preparing to risk their lives. we honor their service and pray for the safety of those who fight and those who are fallen. fight and those who are fallen. we provide relief to struggling families and businesses. the need was made clear by the jobs report this morning. although we lost fewer than last month, our unemployment rate climbed to over 10%, a sobering number underscoring the challenges lying ahead. when we first came to office , we enacted measures for new jobs, and i promise i will not let up until all americans can earn enough to raise their families. the bill i signed today will help folks do that, to grow our economy, with the longest extensions for the hardest-hit states. many of these benefits have helped unemployed americans, and now that i have signed the bill, americans will be able to sign up for an extension of the benefits immediately. the extension will help over 1 million americans, and not just put money into people's pockets receiving benefits, but economists
. it has sold $300 million in north america and the uk alone. analysts think that portends good things for the titles. the bad news is that the smaller publishers will feel the pinch. we talked about all likes of game loft, a here. not a household name, but they make a lot of games and applications. everyone is going mobile. it is going away from consuls, even though consul prices have been cut to drum up more business and get new players. everyone is going mobile, making more and more games for the devices, like the pspgo from sony, dsi from nintendo, and games specifically for the iphone and ipod touch. there is even a special one we will get you down here, tied into the movie avatar. everyone is lining up just to see the trailer. i will step up here and grabbed the glasses for you, because is in 3d. you have a three the tv set up here, and it might not look quite as impressive for you. maybe if i were able to put the glasses on, you could get a better picture, but this is what is coming right now. the question is, will the consumer show up to buy it? no guarantee that it will be bac
not said whether or not it will support it. jon: protecting america from a 9/11 attack is calling for a new defense system. the issue is whether it is still there are planes on alert, ready to scramble in the case of another attack. steve centanni is following this from the pentagon. does this mean they see less of a threat? >> they have not done a review yet, and it will last until spring. they have done a close look, and it will figure out whether they can do with these tankers and jet fighters. the reason is that there have been so many changes in the industry. as you know, we have hijackings on 9/11, and since then they reinforced the cockpit doors on airliners, and they happen watchlist where they checked names of everyone involved in terrorism. the psa has set up procedures to make sure nobody can bring any weapons. and it may be a safer environment, the threat may be safer than it was. they cannot go into with any preconceived conclusions, but they think it is worth looking at. and head of the norad command wants to take a look. this is a possibility, that at the end of the day, no c
? >> because unfortunately, healthcare reform is something america has needed for decades. it is an incredibly difficult issue, and everybody knew that going into it, but the american public understands the importance of making sure that we are able to cover the 30 million americans who currently do not have coverage, but more importantly, the millions of americans who do have coverage have absolutely no security and complete instability in terms of the coverage they do have. they could be knocked out of their plan tomorrow if they find that they have a life- threatening illness. there is 0 competition out there, and the cost, which has tripled in the last 10 years, is what is making our businesses and our families crossed in terms of their economic future. this is reform that we absolutely need, and the american people understand that. >> mallory says there is zero competition. >> let people buy across state borders. the real reason obama wants this to pass is he made a lot of campaign promises, and so far, he has only been able to come to want to, and that is taking his life on a day in new
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